Goff-Nelson Memorial Library

Goff-Nelson Memorial Library

Goff-Nelson Memorial Library

Public Library

Since 1914, the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library has been a cornerstone of the Tupper Lake community. Their services include:

Free access to over 40,000 items (and thousands more via Interlibrary Loan!) Free computer use (in 30 minute sessions)

Free WiFi

Community events and family programs.

Free access to Ancestry.com New York.

Discounted admission to the Adirondack Museum

Free pass to the ECHO (Ecology Culture History Opportunity) Lake Aquarium and Science Center - Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT.

Free access to dozens of databases!

Download audiobooks for free

Downloadable Ebooks for free

Free access to hundreds of scanned images of life in Tupper Lake - Digital History Project

Free copies of BookPage - printed monthly book reviews and author interviews

Renew your borrowed items online

Request items to borrow online

Printouts, copies, fax, scan documents to PDF to send via email

Access to information on College:

The New York State Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC), your state agency that helps people pay for college. See HESC.ny.gov.


Use of the Simmons Memorial Room and the Community Room (downstairs) -- see Ben Gocker for details.

Our collection includes over 40,000 items, and we can borrow items via Inter Library Loan through the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. We have about 15 computers available to the public, free WiFi, and a small and large meeting room which can be reserved through the staff. We celebrated our Centennial in August 2014 with a great birthday party! Come enjoy our beautiful library with a great view of Raquette Pond!

Hours of Operation:

Mon & Tues: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thu & Fri: 11 am. to 3 pm.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Closed on holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve - close at 1:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve - close at 1:30 p.m.